Bolly Award Season Is Here!
It's all systems go for us after the hurly burly of the festive season – 2011 is all set to be a bumper year for Bollywood. Last week saw the release of the powerful “Who Killed Jessica” which saw powerhouse performances from Rani Mukherjee and Vidya Balan. Vidya joined us last Saturday fresh from winning the Best Actress Award at the Start Screen Awards for her role as the revenge driven wife in “Ishqiya”. She told us she had organised a special screening for Rekha and promised to give Madam R a big Raj&Pablo hug!
Word on the street is that “Who Killed Jessica” is good and the movie has picked up considerably – do let us know what you thought! And for all you fashionistas out there – Vidya opted for the Red Kanjeveeram Sari for her birthday present – her mum buys her a K-sari, the Chanel of Saris, every year for her birthday but she asked us to chose the colour – red or black! We went with Red of course as it always stands out when accepting awards!
Staying with awards – last week’s trophy season kicked of with the Star Screen Awards presented by Shah Rukh Kahn and Shahid Kapoor. Audience members were entertained by performances from Katrina Kaif (she performed Sheila – don’t forget to log on to our Raj&Pablo In Conversation with Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Farah Khan), Priyanka Chopra and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan. A special SRK tribute was paid to the Divas – Asha Parekh, Zeenat Aman, Rekha and Hema Malini.
Yesterday saw the nominations for the Filmfare Awards – they are:
Band Baaja Baraat
My Name Is Khan
Abhinav Kashyap (Dabangg)
Karan Johar (My Name Is Khan)
Manish Sharma (Band Baaja Baaraat)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Guzarish)
Vikramaditya Motwane (Udaan)
Best Actor In A Leading Role
Ajay Devgan (Once Upon A Time In Mumbai)
Hrithik Roshan (Guzarish)
Shah Rukh Khan (My Name Is Khan)
Ranbir Kapoor (Raajneeti)
Best Actress In A Leading Role
Aishwariya Rai Bachchan (Guzarish)
Anushka Sharma (Band Baaja Baaraat)
Kajol (My Name Is Khan)
Kareena Kapoor (Golmaal 3)
Vidya Balan (Ishqiya)
It's all systems go!
This weekend sees the Zee Film Awards after a break of 2 years and it’s being held in Singapore. Akshay Kumar and Sajid Khan will host the proceedings, with the who’s who of Bolly La-La Land in attendance. Join us this weekend as we get an update and are joined by Sonakshi Sinha who is expected to win for Best Newcomer for her role as the feisty village belle for the blockbuster Dabaang.
We are also reviewing the Deol Dhamaka – yep we are going to be in Chak De Phate mood as the eagerly awaited YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA is released. It stars Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol in a massalla packed movie about Punjabi con-men who discover the error of their ways when love, in the form of a seedhi sadhi Punjabi kudi, changes their ways.
Join us this weekend from 9am on the BBC Asian Network.
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